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Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®

“Jin Shin Do” means The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems.

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Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® is a unique synthesis of:

  • a traditional Japanese acupressure technique
  • classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques)
  • Reichian segmental theory
  • and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy

It is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM® & AOBTA® among others).  Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, JSD promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.

Jin Shin Do® Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor.

When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.